While his stock is very much rising, particularly after his stint on various TV shows and bit parts in huge films (I’m thinking Predators and Cowboys & Aliens), Walton Goggins has yet to nab a meaty role for himself. That may have just changed.
Goggins has joined the cast of the upcoming film, G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, and will play Warden Nigel James. Information surrounding James is light, as it appears as though he’s not an immensely popular character, but it should prove to be quite an interesting turn for the actor.
The first G.I. Joe movie, The Rise of Cobra, was pretty awful. A lot of people seemed to like it for some inexplicable reason, but a guilty pleasure is a guilty pleasure, and that one is getting a sequel.
Interestingly enough, it appears that pretty much everyone who was in Rise of Cobra, won’t be in G.I. Joe 2, which is titled G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The only returning stars will be Channing Tatum, who plays Duke, the fan–favorite, Snake Eyes (played by Ray Park), and Byung-hun Lee, who plays Storm Shadow.
But, if all goes to plan, a massive Hollywood star will be one of the newcomers cast to try and help it survive the loss of talents like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid, and Rachel Nichols. It’s being reported that none other than Bruce Willis is in talks for a role, and it’s a fairly significant one at that.
Jen and Justin step up to Step Up 3D, while the queen of the podcast, Eve Of Doom, finally watches Memento! Special guest this week is Robin Burdge from the Media Junkyard podcast, who goes Under the Red Hood.
Check out Episode 6 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, for this week’s box office and movie news, as well as a review of the new Will Ferrell comedy The Other Guys.
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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra obviously isn’t the best movie ever made, but a surprising amount of people ended up having a lot of fun with it, and the movie went on to pull in over $300 million worldwide at the box office.
After showing off numbers like that, a sequel was all but guaranteed and has been under development at Paramount Pictures. No movie can move forward without a director, of course, and it would appear that this sequel now has one. The Wrap has it on good authority that Stephen Sommers — director of the first movie — is set to return once again for G.I. Joe 2.